Obituary: Bill Sisneros

Bill Sisneros died March 1, 2010, while on an extended stay with his mother following the death of his father.
William H. Sisneros was born in Alamosa to Margarito “Junior” and Ercillia “Archie” (Chavez) Sisneros. Bill was graduated from Rangely High School and spent time working in the oil fields, surveying and worked construction on the new Rangely High School.
In 1986, Bill married Sandy R Myers. Soon after that, they took EMT training at the local college. This is where Bill found a lifelong career he truly loved. In 1988, they moved to Oklahoma where he was a medic at Turner Falls Park in Davis. He also worked for Tri County EMS. Not long after that, he moved his family to Stratford, Okla., where he was director of the Stratford Ambulance Service. While there, Bill and family joined the First Baptist Church where he was a very active member. Bill drove the church bus to church activities and also helped his wife working with the youth of the church. Bill coached tee ball and peewee football. In 1995, he moved his family to Sulphur, where he worked for the Marshall County EMS. He stayed there a short time before moving to Madill, Okla., where he worked as a paramedic and later as the EMS director.
Bill enjoyed learning anything he could to advance his knowledge in the medical field and was also an amazing instructor. His home was the hangout for many kids and a second home for several. The Sisneros home was the first-aid station for many, many people and even their pets (in any town he lived in).
Bill enjoyed speaking to the schools about the ambulance service and their jobs. He showed children inside the ambulance and organized stuffed animal drives to give children. He tried to be at all the games, rodeos and other events himself or send a crew in order to keep the people of his community safe. Bill was a member of the Madill Lions Club. He was awarded paramedic of the year by the American Legion Post No. 99 and VFW No. 4611 in 2002. This great honor was handed to him by his middle son Cameron in a stirring ceremony.
Bill had many accomplishments: In 1989 he delivered his daughter Roshelle because the doctor did not make it on time and the nurse was out of the room calling the doctor. He was among the first to volunteer during the Oklahoma City bombing. He fought to be on the ambulance and work the back when his son Quinton dove into the water at Chickasaw National Recreation area and broke his neck. He was a hero to his family, friends and many others.
Bill never met a stranger and would never let anyone go hungry if he knew about it. In 2003, Bill and family moved to Rangely, so he could spend time with his parents. There he worked as a safety officer in the oil field. By 2006 the family moved back home to Oklahoma where they resided in Sulphur. He spent time going back and forth between Colorado and Sulphur to spend time with family. Bill has three wonderful grandchildren he dearly loved and loved to spoil. They made him act even more like a kid.
Bill is survived by his loving wife Sandy Sisneros, sons Quinton and Cameron (Storie) Sisneros, his baby girl Roshelle, three grandkids, Garrick, Layla and Deklin Sisneros, grandmother Rebecca Sisneros, mother Ercillia Sisneros, brother Brian (Sandra), sisters Brenda (Jim) Sherman, Jelene (Andy) Mann and Karren (David) Cassavaugh, dad and mom in-law, Calvin and Patricia Myers, sisters-in-law, Sheri (Johnny) Slaughter and Shana (Will) West, many nieces and nephews who adored him.
Bill was preceded in death by his baby brother Norman, whom he saw killed by a drunk driver. Norman’s death was the driving force for Bill to save as many lives as possible. He is also preceded by his father Margarito Jr., grandfather Margarito Sr., grandmother Rufenita Chavez, his nama and granddad, Wilma and Lester Myers, several uncles, aunts and cousins.
Bill also wanted it said that the best dog in the world, his black lab, T-bone, is waiting for him in heaven. Bill saved many lives through the grace of God and made life’s tragedies a little easier to handle for others. There will never be another “Wild Bill,” “Mad Mex,” “Billy Bob” or my favorite (when he acted like he knew it all) “Dr. Quincy.”
Funeral services were held in Rangely. The family requests that those who wish to remember Bill remember his legacy of always “Paying it forward” and find some way to pay it forward and remember Bill’s legacy and life gift.